Press Releases

September 08, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Calls On DOD Inspector General To Investigate Allegations Of Navy Protecting High-Ranking Official Accused Of Sexual Assault And Harrassment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Department of Defense's Acting Inspector General to open an investigation into a case reported by USA Today this week alleging that a high-ranking spokesman for the Navy was protected by top Navy officials and allowed to keep his job after being accused of sexually harassing and assaulting several female junior officers and a female civilian employee at the Pentagon. "The response of military leadership to reports of sexual … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Gillibrand Releases Newest Military Sexual Assault Report: Punishments For Military Sexual Assault Accusations Are Rare, Inconsistent & Insufficient

ICYMI: Yesterday, Senator Gillibrand, the ranking Member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee released a report analyzing sexual assault files at the largest domestic base of each of the four services. Her findings were disappointing but not shocking and found the pervasive scourge of sexual assault in the military has not improved at all. Hours later USA Today broke a story that found, "A Navy commander accused of sexual misconduct while dressed as Santa Claus … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

ICYMI: Senator Gillibrand Releases Newest Military Sexual Assault Report: Punishments For Military Sexual Assault Accusations Are Rare, Inconsistent & Insufficient

ICYMI: Yesterday, Senator Gillibrand, the ranking Member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee released a report analyzing sexual assault files at the largest domestic base of each of the four services. Her findings were disappointing but not shocking and found the pervasive scourge of sexual assault in the military has not improved at all. Hours later USA Today broke a story that found, "A Navy commander accused of sexual misconduct while dressed as Santa Claus … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Releases Newest Military Sexual Assault Report: Punishments For Military Sexual Assault Accusations Are Rare, Inconsistent & Insufficient

ICYMI: Yesterday, Senator Gillibrand, the ranking Member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee released a report analyzing sexual assault files at the largest domestic base of each of the four services. Her findings were disappointing but not shocking and found the pervasive scourge of sexual assault in the military has not improved at all. Hours later USA Today broke a story that found, "A Navy commander accused of sexual misconduct while dressed as Santa Claus … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $22,000 In Federal Funds For City Of Ithaca Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $22,637 in federal funds for the City of Ithaca Fire Department in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the City of Ithaca Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new specialty equipment which cleans hazardous contaminants from protective clothing worn by firefighters. "It is essential that we provide our … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $870,000 In Federal Funding For Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport In Tompkins County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $870,763 for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to improve the terminal building, by constructing a new passenger boarding bridge. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1,800,000 In Federal Funding For Sidney Municipal Airport In Delaware County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,877,273 for the Sidney Municipal Airport in Delaware County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Sidney Municipal Airport will use the funding to construct a new taxiway. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to Delaware County," said Senator … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $263 Million In Anti-Terrorism Funding For NYPD, Regional Law Enforcement, Transportation Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations In-And-Around NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive more than $263 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). First, Schumer and Gillibrand announced $178,123,000 in Fiscal Year 2017 funding for the New York City area through the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). In total, FEMA is providing $580,000,000 in UASI funds nationwide and therefore, New York has … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Department Of Education’s Announcement On Title IX Guidelines

Washington, DC - One day after standing with campus sexual assault survivors outside the Department of Education building, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced forthcoming changes to the Title IX guidelines for campus sexual assault: "Secretary DeVos's announcement today betrays our students, plain and simple. With so many sexual assaults still happening on college campuses all over the country, we should be … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Releases Newest Military Sexual Assault Report: Punishments For Military Sexual Assault Accusations Are Rare, Inconsistent & Insufficient

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today released her latest report on sexual assault in the military. Gillibrand's new report found that many of the troubling trends from the previous two decades have continued to be a pervasive problem in the military. For the third year in a row, a review of case files at four of the largest military installations in the United States shows that levels of civilian survivors … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Department Of Education's Announcement On Title IX Guidelines

Washington, DC - One day after standing with campus sexual assault survivors outside the Department of Education building, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced forthcoming changes to the Title IX guidelines for campus sexual assault: "Secretary DeVos's announcement today betrays our students, plain and simple. With so many sexual assaults still happening on college campuses all over the country, we should be … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $13 Million In Federal Funding To Aid NY State Economic Development & Affordable Housing; Senators Also Urge President To Reverse Course And Fully Fund Programs Next Year

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,911,499 in federal funding for communities across NY and relaunched their push to call on President Trump, who completely decimated the programs in the recent White House FY18 budget proposal. Earlier this year Schumer and Gillibrand expressed serious concerns over the administration's proposed elimination of all funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $263 Million In Anti-Terrorism Funding For NYPD, Regional Law Enforcement, Transportation Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations In-And-Around NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive more than $263 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). First, Schumer and Gillibrand announced $178,123,000 in Fiscal Year 2017 funding for the New York City area through the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). In total, FEMA is providing $580,000,000 in UASI funds nationwide and therefore, New York has … Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $77,000 In Federal Funding For Village Of Perry

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $77,900 in federal funding for the Village of Perry in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Perry will use this funding to support technical assistance in managing the Letchworth Gateway Villages project and to promote tourism in the region. The Village of Perry … Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $99,000 In Federal Funding For Village Of Waterloo

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $99,500 in federal funding for the Village of Waterloo in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Waterloo will use the funding to replace the pressure relief valve at the PRV station on River Road. The Village of Waterloo will also work closely with the Towns of … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Federal Funding For Academic, Cultural, Research Institutions In New York State

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,065,138 in federal funding for New York State through the Institute of Museum and Library Services's (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. Specifically, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, New York University, the Council of State Archivists, Rhizome Communications, Inc., Pratt Institute, and the Trustees … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $146,000 In Federal Funding For North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,178 in federal funding for the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment and retention in the community. "Whether it's a … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $480,000 In Federal Funding For The Massena International Richards Field Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $480,700 for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to make drainage improvements necessary to adequately handle stormwater runoff. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On President Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to end protections for DREAMERs through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:"President Trump's action today is an affront to who we are as Americans. He is needlessly targeting children who know no other country as home than America. This does not make our communities safer or our economy stronger. In fact, it does just the opposite. Congress … Continue Reading


September 01, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA To Swiftly Review and Approve Disaster Declaration For Central And Other Upstate New York Counties Impacted By July's Severe Thunderstorms And Flooding

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly review and approve New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following July's thunderstorms and severe flooding. Severe storms impacted communities across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley including: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Warren, … Continue Reading

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